Chapter abstracts are short descriptions of events that occur in each chapter. They highlight major plot events and detail the important relationships and characteristics of characters and objects. The Chapter Abstracts can be used to review what the students have read, or to prepare the students for what they will read. Hand the abstracts out in class as a study guide, or use them as a "key" for a class discussion. They are relatively brief, but can serve to be an excellent refresher of the text for either a student or teacher.
Chapter 1 Abstract
* Lou Salome sends Josef Breuer, a renowned physician, a note while he is on vacation in Venice.
* Lou tells Josef about her friend, Friedrich Nietzsche. She is worried about her friend because he is suicidal.
Chapter 2 Abstract
* Dr. Breuer thinks about his sexual relationship with a patient named Bertha and his wife, Mathilde.
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